Ancients Events

The Miss Porter’s School community of Ancients (our term of endearment for alumnae), families, and friends gather at many events across the globe throughout the year, reuniting members of the Porter’s family in the spirit of Farmington. 

The Miss Porter’s School Alumnae Association boasts a membership of 5,907. The Ancient network is a meaningful lifelong connecter, one that is unique. Ancients value their experience and pay it forward by giving back to school through volunteerism, serving as class representatives, members of the Alumnae Board, or Trustees. Ancients visit school and host students in their professional settings, opening up new worlds and possibilities for the girls, and enrich their academic experience. Extraordinary philanthropic support from our Ancients provides the resources to enhance our beautiful historic campus, deepen the InterMission offerings, provide scholarships to deserving students, and strengthen the endowment fund.

We welcome you back with open arms, and encourage you to visit and to volunteer. When you return to Farmington, you will be reminded that there is a fundamental bond that links each generation of Ancients to Miss Porter’s School. Each day we continue the mission of our founder to provide young women with the finest and most rigorous liberal arts education. Each day we are certain that within our legacy lies our future.

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Sign up to receive email updates about Reunion, invitations to regional Ancients events, and more. You can also stay connected via Graduway and Facebook.

Interested in hosting an event, or have photos to share?​

Contact us at events@missporters.org or 860-409-3670. Class notes should continue to be sent to classnotes@missporters.org.

Join your fellow Ancients in making a special gift​

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Photos from past events

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Worldwide sit-down dinner

March 1, 2020

Thank you, Miss Porter’s School Ancients!

Because of YOU, the 3rd Annual Worldwide Sit-Down Dinner was a wonderful success. Over 600 Ancients gathered across 5 countries and 27 states to commemorate what it means to be an Ancient and to underscore the significance of the Miss Porter’s School all-female network.

We look forward to the 4th Annual Worldwide Sit-Down Dinner!
Please check back for more information about WWSDD 2021.

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Service Projects

Porters Service Projects

October 19, 2019 marked the inaugural MPS Day of Service. Ancients across the country gathered to support the cities in which they live. From installing much needed fire alarms in homes in Los Angeles, to serving popcorn at a festival to further local economic development, to gathering much needed supplies for a women’s shelter, Ancients served their communities, setting the groundwork to shape the world in which they live!

Thank you to Maggie Johndrow ’06 and Caroline Udelhofen ’07 for their work in organizing this amazing simultaneous service project effort.


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2020 MPS Day of Service

We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Day of Service,  #MPSDayofService, which runs through September 26, 2020.  This year’s service events will be held in a “virtual” format, allowing Ancients to participate in projects that speak to their desire to enact change and that are not limited by their geographic location.

Project registration, description and information can be found using the links below.  If you are passionate about a project that is not listed, we encourage you to register and share with us.  Take action to make the difference.  Encourage your community to vote to have your voice heard.  Suggested guidelines can be found through Reclaim Our Vote or Vote Forward.  Please also refer to Andrea Hailey’s ’99 organization Vote.org and be sure to complete the 2020 US Census and be counted.

Thank you for helping us strengthen Sarah Porter’s vision for Miss Porter’s School to be a more fully inclusive and equitable institution.  In doing so, we all contribute to a more just chapter in our institution’s legacy.

Register for a project today!  BELOW, please find details regarding each project, contact information for project chairs, and registration details.   Each project listed will link to the full project description. Registration for multiple projects is allowed. 

Service Project Opportunities:

 

Share Your Experiences using #MPSDayofService and tag:

You can also email photos to Tonja Russo at trusso@missporters.org.

Join Us! On Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30PM EST, to celebrate all of the wonderful work completed and learn about the other projects that Ancients participated in. We will gather as a community on Zoom to hear from keynote speaker Mayanthi Fernando ’93, Associate Professor and Director of Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz.  Zoom details will be shared with those who register for a project.

Questions?  For questions about the Day of Service, please contact event co-chairs, Caroline Udelhofen ’07 and Maggie Johndrow ’06. For questions about a specific project, please contact one of the project’s co-chairs listed on each project page.

  • American Red Cross – Los Angeles, CA
  • Brown-Bag Lunch and Well-Being Session – San Francisco, CA
  • Glide Foundation – San Francisco, CA
    Goodwin Conservation Center – Hampton, CT
    Petit Family Foundation 5K – Plainville, CT
    Shredding Event and Food Drive – Farmington, CT
    Girls on the Run – Washington D.C.
    So Others Might Eat – Washington, D.C.
    Suited for Change – Washington, D.C.
    Forest Park Preservation and Gardening – Lake Forest, IL
    Humble Design – Chicago, IL
    Community Servings – Boston, MA
    Girls on The Run – Boston, MA
    Clemente Course Community Dinner –Worcester, MA
    Book Drive for The Little Library at The Girls Center – Cape Elizabeth, ME
    Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship – Mount Kisco, NY
    Girls on the Run – New York City, NY
    Morningside Park – New York City, NY
    Project Love – Philadelphia, PA
    Relay for Life American Cancer Society – Vermont
    Jackson Food Cupboard Food Drive, Host: Petria Horner Fossel ’69 – Jackson, WY
    Knitting hats for The Girls Center – Tanzania
    Big Sister Association of Greater Boston – MA
Upcoming Events

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